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Eagles Placing Emphasis On Limiting Turnovers

Nearly every Eagle that has stepped in front of a microphone this week has stressed the importance of limiting turnovers. Marty Mornhinweg said today that it's been a point of emphasis all wee.

We'll just keep emphasizing it, players to players, coaches to players, and we'll get better; typically you get better emphasizing that and we've done some drills, ball security drills and so forth. So that's where we're at. If we take better care of the ball then we'll be in much better shape, that's pretty obvious and pretty simple."

One concern would be that if the team is worried about not turning the ball over, can they still be aggressive and make plays? Marty says that's not an issue.

"Oh, absolutely, you’ve seen it in the past. Taking care of the ball is a conscious mindset in every way. And so, it’s just that simple. And again, I do know this, emphasize it [because] it’s crystal clear [and] typically that part of it gets better. And the aggressiveness part, the natural instinct is to kind of [scale back] and become conservative and that’s the wrong approach, I think, normally."

Mornhinweg stressed that the turnovers haven’t been a result of taking big risks or doing things well out of the ordinary, "If you look at the turnovers, these are not plays where we’re taking big risks."

Certainly, that’s been the case for Michael Vick’s league leading 7 picks. The Washington Post took a look at them and found that it was tough to blame all but maybe one or two on a poor decision he had made. Plus, when he did make a bad decision, like with the Kelvin Hayden pick against Atlanta, replays showed it wasn't even actually a pick.

That said, at least one turnover, cough Ronnie Brown, can be blamed on either taking a big risk or making a ridiculous call.

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